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  1. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #140

    Hello @HRPuffnstuff,

    HRPuffnstuff said:
    Both of my machines attempted to update via WU and both failed with the same error message.

    Have you checked that they are compatible? . . .

    > Official Compatibility App PC Health Check - Down the BOTTOM of the Page.

    I hope this helps,
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  2. HRPuffnstuff's Avatar
    Posts : 568
    Windows 11 Pro
       #141

    Of course they are as it was offered by WU in the first place meaning it had to pass the MS tool before getting to that point. Both are AMD based and I'm wondering if that might be part of the problem.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 14,711
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #142

    Hello @HRPuffnstuff,

    HRPuffnstuff said:
    Of course they are as it was offered by WU in the first place . . .

    I only asked because when the Compatibility App PC Health Check was first released, and quite sometime afterwards, there were problems with its Diagnostics capabilities, hence why it was retracted.

    It would NOT hurt to run it as a secondary confirmation.

    I hope this helps.
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  4. HRPuffnstuff's Avatar
    Posts : 568
    Windows 11 Pro
       #143

    My pc's passed both of the PC health check utilities which is why they both had the upgrade to windows 11 banners showing in the WU app.
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  5. Posts : 56
    Windows 10 v 21H1 Home 64-bit
       #144

    Question


    My PC is over 8 yrs old. I checked and it's not ready for W 11. So? What I'm asking is for advice. My personal inclination is to wait til ?, sometime after 10/5? and look to purchase a new PC and be done with it. I know this means spending money, but what the heck? Or should I go through all the hoops or whatever to get it ready for W 11? Or, like I was thinking last week. To just wait a few months/years before even thinking of getting W 11? Typically, my wife says "do what you want". I suppose I'm lucky she don't tell me to "stop spending money". LOL Another option is to go ahead and buy a new PC today, and then, when available, simply update. Will the prices be better now or later? (Wow! That's a loaded question! Isn't it?) And that brings up another question. Will the PC's available today be powerful enough? And should I look for ? larger RAM, larger cache? I am pretty much illiterate with computers and rely on people like y'all who are more guru than I. You can see from my specs what I have. One final FYI. Last year, I reached an 80% usage and had to spend a lot of time reducing my files. Searching for duplicates, deleting a bunch, moving others to flash drives/like pictures, videos, etc. Also, some simply moved to the laptop. So a new PC of a larger size would "be nice". Any advice on this is welcome. Even if negative. LOL
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  6. Posts : 70
    Windows 11
       #145

    @MorganBilbo What was missing from your post is what do you use the PC for. There is no urgent need to replace it unless something is starting to fail, or if you just want a faster PC with more storage. If the latter then do your research and plan for a Black Friday sale. Any new PC will be able to upgrade to Win 11, so that should not be a factor. Prices should not vary too much except for the impact chip availability (will continue to rise is shortages continue, or go down if supply improves).

    If you want to wait it out and storage is short then archive low use data to an external drive.

    What processor to get, amount of memory, and size/type of disk depends on you current and future use. An Intel i7 with 16GB of memory and 2TB SSD would scream, but might be overkill.

    and what consumes most of your disk

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    PS. Your arrangement of partitions (7 of them?) seems sub optimal, but there may be good reasons for this. Your C: drive should only contain the OS and installed apps (not sure which partition it is on). There should be reliable backups of any data that you cannot afford to loose, and backups of your OS in the event of a failure unless you are prepared to do a clean install.
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  7. Posts : 56
    Windows 10 v 21H1 Home 64-bit
       #146

    More Info..


    I use it for mostly home use. As in. Occasional viewing on YouTube and the web for research on railroads. I model, but also research the prototype. I do a lot of work with spreadsheets, etc. and that's offline. I do save pictures and videos. And as mentioned, they took up so much space, I moved them to flash drives. Most of my back up is on flash drives, but in several, not all on one. So there's some duplicate back up. Also some on a laptop. So I feel comfortable with my back up procedure. When you say "do the research". That's where I am failing. Too many different numbers and what they all mean to a layman. I currently have 8 GB Ram. But most of the new PC's I've looked at also have 8. Then the HDD & SDD? I'm not even sure what I have, do I need more? And as for AMD. Look at all the choices? Way over my head. Yes, I can watch on Black Friday, etc. But it's like I'm saying. I don't really know what to look for. Same for comparing prices. A current Lenovo on sale for $423 has 8 GB RAM and 1 TB storage/HDD? and 128 GB SSD. And the next up is $549 with 12 RAM, 1TB HDD & 256 SDD. So is that worth the extra $126? And/or Do I really need it? That $423 sounds an awful like what I already have. Finally. You mention 7 partitions. I didn't even know I had them. What does that mean to me? "sub optimal" ? As far as I know, the C drive does contain everything. I know there's a D drive, but I've not touched that - because someone told me to never touch that. I mention what I use for back up and have been told that's not enough. But I have multiple flash drives with some overlap. Also, somewhere the should be a flash drive I created when I bought the PC. Lastly, I know about Lenovo and MS both providing a way to do a clean install. That is always an option. But would be my last choice. Does this add'l info help?
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  8. Posts : 83
    Win10x64 Pro Linux Mint
       #147

    MorganBilbo said:
    I use it for mostly home use. As in. Occasional viewing on YouTube and the web for research on railroads. I model, but also research the prototype. I do a lot of work with spreadsheets, etc. and that's offline. I do save pictures and videos. And as mentioned, they took up so much space, I moved them to flash drives. Most of my back up is on flash drives, but in several, not all on one. So there's some duplicate back up. Also some on a laptop. So I feel comfortable with my back up procedure. When you say "do the research". That's where I am failing. Too many different numbers and what they all mean to a layman. I currently have 8 GB Ram. But most of the new PC's I've looked at also have 8. Then the HDD & SDD? I'm not even sure what I have, do I need more? And as for AMD. Look at all the choices? Way over my head. Yes, I can watch on Black Friday, etc. But it's like I'm saying. I don't really know what to look for. Same for comparing prices. A current Lenovo on sale for $423 has 8 GB RAM and 1 TB storage/HDD? and 128 GB SSD. And the next up is $549 with 12 RAM, 1TB HDD & 256 SDD. So is that worth the extra $126? And/or Do I really need it? That $423 sounds an awful like what I already have. Finally. You mention 7 partitions. I didn't even know I had them. What does that mean to me? "sub optimal" ? As far as I know, the C drive does contain everything. I know there's a D drive, but I've not touched that - because someone told me to never touch that. I mention what I use for back up and have been told that's not enough. But I have multiple flash drives with some overlap. Also, somewhere the should be a flash drive I created when I bought the PC. Lastly, I know about Lenovo and MS both providing a way to do a clean install. That is always an option. But would be my last choice. Does this add'l info help?
    You'll probably get many thoughts/opinions. It all depends (in my book) as to whether there is anything new that you need or want with Win11. Many users think it's an improvement over 10 whilst others are largely underwhelmed - myself included.

    I will not be jumping in even though my main PC is compatible - there's nothing there that is compelling. My other spare rig is not CPU compatible - it's running an i7-7 series with running 11 fine although whether that continues after the official release date we will see. If not it will be going back to 10.

    Until or unless MS introduce something that is really compelling then I'll probably wait until EOL support in 2125 and then decide. Maybe or maybe not technology will have moved on by then but I'm no crystal ball glazer. So it has to be a personal decision as to whether to spend to upgrade the hardware or stay as you are with 10. Whatever decision you come to will be the right one.
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  9. Posts : 70
    Windows 11
       #148

    If you use some modelling software that is CPU and memory intensive then a faster processor and memory would be good. Video or photo editing would also benefit. Browsing and use of spreadsheets may not need more than what you have, but the performance would be a bit snappier.

    Your My Computer indicates a 1TB HDD and no internal SSD. Your OS, apps, and data are all in one partition on this drive.

    Here is one view. You have had this PC for 8 years and it was likely a premium PC at that time. Plan for a replacement that will last another 8 years. For safety double the amount of memory. Lots disk space is always nice and you should double this as well, and it should be an SSD. Getting An Intel i5 or equivalent may be good enough, but an i7 would be nice. With a new PC you can either donate the old one or remove the HDD and use it for backup.

    The OS should not be the deciding factor. You will be able to upgrade to Win 11 if the new PC does not come with it preinstalled.
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  10. emailx45's Avatar
    Posts : 126
    MSWindows 10 Enterprise 64bits build (21H2) 19044.1288
       #149

    Can someone please advise Microsoft that my PC (i7 4770K) is not MSWindows11 compatible, and that they MUST change the project so I can use the new edition?


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